Chief Operating Officer
Laura McDuffie is chief operating officer of Sunrise Senior Living. In this capacity, Ms. McDuffie oversees all of Sunrise’s community operations in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom, as well as Sales, Resident Care and Programming, Quality Assurance, Facilities Management (including Capital Expenditures and Interior Design), Hospitality and Human Resources for the organization. Prior to her promotion in January 2013, Ms. McDuffie served as executive vice president of Operations for Sunrise.
Ms. McDuffie joined Sunrise in 2002 as part of the Acquisition group and was promoted to vice president in 2005. In this role, she led a number of major acquisitions and recapitalizations for the organization. In January 2010, she was promoted to senior vice president and co-head of Operations. Prior to joining Sunrise, Ms. McDuffie managed Corporate Tax and Finance, and led a number of corporate acquisitions for Cogent Communications, Inc.
Ms. McDuffie is a graduate of the University of South Carolina and is a Certified Public Accountant.